Cerebrum Fall 2020


Ilina Singh, Ph.D. Neuroscience for Global Mental Health Page 12

Ilina Singh, Ph.D., is Professor of Neuroscience & Society at the University of Oxford and co-director of the Welcome Trust Center for Ethics and Humanities. Her core research examines the psychosocial and ethical implications of advances in biomedicine and neuroscience for young people and families. She received a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award in 2015 on the ethics of early intervention in child psychiatry . Since 2016, Singh has led a global collaborative project on the science and ethics of psychiatric genomics in Africa. She is the academic lead for Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement in the Oxford Health Biomedical Research Center and sits on the UK Research and Innovation Covid-19 Rapid Response Taskforce. Singh is also treasurer of the International Neuroethics Society . She received her doctorate in human development and psychology from Harvard University. Frank R. Lin, M.D., Ph.D., is professor and director of the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. As an otologic surgeon and epidemiologist, he has translated his experiences caring for older adults with hearing loss into foundational public health research and federal policy. His research established the association of hearing loss with cognitive decline and dementia, and he now leads two ongoing, National Institutes of Health-funded randomized trials that are evaluating the efficacy of hearing interventions. In parallel, Lin has collaborated with the National Academies, the White House, and Congress to develop policies to ensure hearing loss can be effectively and sustainably addressed in society. Kayt Sukel‘s work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly , the New Scientist , USA Today , the Washington Post , Parenting , National Geographic Traveler , and the AARP Bulletin . She is a partner at the award-winning family travel website Travel Savvy Mom, and is also a frequent contributor to the Dana Foundation’s science publications. She has written about out-of-body experiences, fMRI orgasms, computer models of schizophrenia, the stigma of single motherhood, and why one should travel to exotic lands with young children. She is the author of Dirty Minds : How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex and Relationships and The Art of Risk : The New Science of Courage, Caution & Chance . Brenda Patoine is a freelance science writer, reporter, and blogger who has been covering neuroscience research for more than 30 years. Her specialty is translating complex scientific findings into writings for the general public that address the question of “what does this mean to me?” She has interviewed hundreds of leading neuroscientists over three decades, including six Nobel Laureates. She founded ScienceWRITE Medical Communications in 1989 and holds a degree in journalism from St. Michael’s College. Other areas of interest are holistic wellness, science and spirituality, and bhakti yoga. Brenda lives in Burlington, V.T., with her cat Shakti.

Frank R. Lin, M.D., Ph.D. Hear and Now Page 20

Kayt Sukel Adapting to the (Not So) New Age of Computer Learning Page 26

Brenda Patoine Pandemic Brain: Parsing the Mental Health Toll : Page 32



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